Solved Cant install XP on my partitioned drive

January 28, 2012 at 06:01:13
Specs: Windows 7, Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II P540 Dual-Core Processor 2.40 GHz
I tried to format part of my harddisk and it says: A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" ... *** STOP:0x0000007B (0xf78d2524, 0x000003f, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). I am having HP G62-371DX Notebook. I really needed help to format my computer and install XP service park2.

Options that I have tried are: Step 1- I boot the system and immediately entered the BIOS. I tried to change the SATA settings to "IDE compatibility" and save BUT THEN THERE IS NO "IDE compatibility" to select.

Step 2- Boot the computer with the XP disk and watch it for the prompt"Press any key tp boot from CD..."

And it comes back saying "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" ... *** STOP:0x0000007B (0xf78d2524, 0x000003f, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

I really needed help. I will appreciate the help so much. PLEASE HELP. Best Regards to the forum community...


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#1
January 28, 2012 at 06:40:37
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Are you wiping out Win7 in favor of XP? why?

If you have a SATA HDD, you won't get XP to install unless you do one of 3 things. My guess is methods 1 & 2 are out, so that leaves you with method 3:

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...


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#2
January 28, 2012 at 07:03:14
You would be better trying to find out what is causing the STOP:0x0000007B There are various reasons and they are all hard disk related.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103

Stuart


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#3
January 28, 2012 at 08:32:36
Restore Windows 7 from HP media. Return bios to the original state. Get a free virtual machine such as VirtualPC, VMplayer or Virtualbox and then install xp so that you can run Windows 7 and xp at the same time if you want or any number of OS's at the same time as windows 7.

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#4
January 28, 2012 at 14:37:42
probably didn't come with a restore dvd, unless the poster made one before it was to late, like now. If he has been messing with the partitions the restore partition may not work any more either.

larry


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#5
January 28, 2012 at 15:08:41
@ rider.......I think method 3 will work because I have tried method 1 and 2 but no luck... But I am confuse with METHOD 3 - slipstream SATA/RAID driver into XP disk. I dont know how to go by it... Can you please explain further for me. It's greatly appreciated and thank you guys

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#6
January 28, 2012 at 15:24:06
@StuartS.....Thank you friend, I can't find any good help

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#7
January 28, 2012 at 15:43:30
@jefro....Thanks.. I will trying and install VirtualBox

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#8
January 28, 2012 at 16:49:23
Method 3 is explained in detail in the How-to. Additional links are supplied.

You'll need to download & install nLite, then you'll need to create a folder & copy the contents of the XP disk into that folder. You will also need to download the proper SATA driver for your motherboard. Can't help you with that because you supplied zero info about your system. More than likely the drivers will be found at HP, Intel , or AMD, but there are other possibilities. If your current XP disk doesn't contain SP3, you should probably download that too.

Once that's all done, you just need to fire up nLite & follow the steps to create the new XP/SP3/SATA ISO file. Once you have the ISO, burn it to a disk using ImgBurn. Then just boot off the new disk & install XP.


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